How to get Eyeballs on Your Connecticut Vacation Home

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Dear owner of the Connecticut vacation home who wrote The Wall Street Journal to get advice on how to market her property for sale,

List your cabin on

It’s an option that will allow you to ride out the stormy housing conditions and build equity in your home–with other peoples’ money. Why sell when you don’t have to? If you do receive a offer, it’s a safe bet you won’t get asking price. (Sorry, but you can’t take it personally given the state of the union.)

The site currently boasts just three Stonington vacation rentals, which would be a boon to your home if the price is right, the photos sparkle and you distinguish why your home is better than the rest. The vacation rental pictured, for example, trumpets its nearness to two private beaches and a ball park, huge selling points for families.

I also second the pointers from the WSJ columnist: Enhance your green areas by planting shrubs and trimming them to adequately showcase the lake, blitz the social media sites and offer incentives to entice renters in the forms of canoes or a free night’s stay.

Most important, if your property isn’t moving on the MLS, it’s time to get it on

Posted in All-season rentals, Cozy Cabins, Family vacation spots

About Valerie

Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.

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